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GALE, Denis Bertram Henry. Sales and Service Manager, Vanden Plas (England) 1923, Ltd., N.W.9. Born London, 26th August, 191o. Educated at County Secondary School. On leaving school entered clerical offices of large public utility Company. Floated Manufacturing Co. as spare time occupation, acted as Secretary and Chief Clerk. In 1935 entered Buying Office of Furniture Manufacturing Co., and in two years became works manager of factory with forty employees. Joined present organisation in 1942, in Mosquito Aircraft Section and after war was appointed to present position. Company became a subsidiary of Austin Motor Company in 1946. Served during war with Home Guard and as commissioned Officer with Heavy A.A. Battery, R.A. As Home Guard on duty in London on 37 Anti-aircraft site. Interests : Sailing, Climbing and Photography. Private Address: 3, Grimsdyke Road, Hatch End, Middlesex. Telephone: 673.
GALLIE, James Crichton, B.SC. (ENG.), A.M.I.MECII.E. Technical Correspondent Service Department of Nuffield Exports Ltd. Born Bordon, 4th August, 1904. Educated at Sherborne School, Dorset. Studied engineering at University of Bristol. Is Chartered Automobile Engineer. In 1926 worked on bus maintenance at Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co. 1929-1931 Aluminium Co. of Canada. 1931-1933 Retail Motor Trade, Toronto. 1934-1935 S.U. Carburettor Co., Birmingham. 1935-1939 Morris Motors, Cowley. 1939-40 Staff Captain Q.M.G.3 and S.T.3 War Office. 1940-1945 Military Transport Liaison Officer H.Q. Southern Command. 1945-1948 Morris Motor Service Department. Took up present position in 1948. Married 1936; three sons. Hobby : Gardening. Private Address: Quinton Cottage, Islip, Oxford. Telephone: Kidlington 3166.
GAMAGE, Leslie, M.C., M.A., F.C.I.S. Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, General Electric Co. Ltd. Born 5th May, 1887. Second son of the late A. W. Gamage. Educated at Marlborough; Exeter College, Oxford (Senior Scholar, Hons. Degree). Trained for Law, 1910-14; Honours in Solicitors' Final Exam. Served in 1914 war as Captain and Adjutant 24th London Regiment (awarded M.C., twice wounded, P.O.W.). With General Electric since 1919, Secretary-Director, General-Manager, and then appointed to present position. Has specialised in export and travelled extensively in Empire. President of Institute of Export, 1943-50; Master Company of Glaziers, 1945; Chief Business Adviser, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Recreation: Golf. Club : Buck's. Private Address: Foxhill, Earley, nr. Reading, Berks. Telephone: 61400.
GARDNER, Audrey Patricia. Secretary, Wilson & Leeper Ltd., Belfast. Born Belfast, 13th March, 1924. Educated at Greggs Schools and commenced in present firm as book-keeper in 1939. Promoted to Secretary in 1946. Interested in Music, Tennis, and Needlework. Private Address: 23, Colenso Parade, Belfast.
GARDNER, Alfred Thomas Goldie, Lt.-Col., O.B.E., M.C., M.I.M.I. Director and Secretary, Milne & Russell Ltd., 1, Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey. Born Woodford Green, Essex, 31st May, 1892. Educated at Uppingham School. Started business career in a broker's office in Ceylon in 1910, and in 1913 was engaged in Forestry in Burma. Joined the Royal Artillery as a 2/Lt. on outbreak of 1914 war. Was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshal Sir John French in 1915 and in the following year awarded the Military Cross and promoted to rank of Major. Wounded in 1917 and left Army in 1922 with Hon. rank of Major. In 1926 joined his present firm as a Director. In October 1939 rejoined R.A. as 2/Lt. and was promoted to rank of Major in the same month. In 1942 received Staff Appointment as Deputy Chief Instructor in M.T. at R.A. Mechanical Traction School, and was promoted to Lieut-Col. In 1944 was appointed to Field Marshal Montgomery's Staff at 21 Army Group and served overseas with them until demobilised in 1945. Is extremely well-known for his achievements in Motor Racing having established 116 records including 35 International ones. Many of these records were made with the same M.G. super-charged engine using 6, 4, 3 and 2 cylinders to conform with varying capacity limits.' Has won thrice the B.R.D.C. special Gold Star. Is Member of the U.S. British Comrades Fellowship, and a Life Member of the R.A.C. and the A.A. Is Vice-President of the British Racing Drivers' Club, and the Disabled Drivers' Club. Is a Life Member of the British Automobile Racing Club, and a Member of the Brighton and Hove Motor Club, the United Motor Sports Club, and the Roadfarers' Club. Hobby : Photography. Married to Una (née Eagle-Clark); one daughter. ... Private Address: Rosemount, Cronks Hill Road, Meadvale, Redhill, Surrey. Telephone: Reigate 2568.
GARDNER, Richard. Director and Manager, G. Mackay & Sons, Ltd., Harrogate. Born Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, 1901. Educated at Chesterfield Grammar School and Sheffield University. At the latter studied engineering and also received training with Markhams Ltd. of Chesterfield. Became a salesman with Kennings Ltd. in 1923. During 1939 war served with R.A.S.C., 1st Army, in Sicily and Italy, I.M.T. with rank of Major. Interests : Horses and Shooting. Private Address: 9, West Park, Harrogate. Telephone: 5041.
GARDNER, Victor George Edward. Publicity and Sales Promotion Manager of The Benjamin Electric Ltd. Born London, 31st October, 1902. Educated at Margate College, and La Villa, Switzerland, and studied engineering science at Lausanne University, Switzerland. Gained Certificate, Major Mechanical Engineering Course, London Polytechnic, 1923-24. Served three years apprenticeship with Clement Talbot Ltd., 1923-1926, and on completion remained in experimental and racing department. Joined S. Smith & Sons, Cricklewood, in December, 1926, as Assistant Carburettor Engineer. Transferred to their Midland Pump Factory, Birmingham, in 1930, and later returned to Cricklewood as Manager, Battery Department. Became Assistant Sales Manager and Publicity Manager combined until 1939, when, after two earlier years in Auxiliary Air Force, joined the Royal Air Force and was demobilised in 1946 with rank of Wing Commander. Returned to S. Smith & Sons as K.L.G. Marketing Manager. Took up present position in 1948. Member of The Fellowship of the Motor Industry. On Committee from 1946 to 1948 of International Sports Fellowship. Hobbies : Ice Hockey (ex-Captain British Team, 124 Internationals), Bobbing, Lawn Tennis, and Squash. Private Address: 92, Normandy Avenue, Barnet, Herts. Telephone: 2754.
GARLAND, Charles Samuel, A.R.C.S., B.SC., M.I.CHEM.E. Chairman and Managing Director of Streamline Filters Ltd. and Metafiltration Co. Ltd. Born London, 23rd June, 1887. Educated at Camberwell Grammar School, and Royal College of Science, M.P. (U.) South Islington 1922-1923. Took up present position in 1923. Vice-President and Hon. Treasurer National Union of Manufacturers from 1925. VicePresident and Member of Council Society of Chemical Industry 1916-1946. Registrar 1923-1929, Vice-President 1929-1931, President 1941-1943, Institution of Chemical Engineers. President, British Association of Chemists, 1925-1926. Hon. Treasurer, Parliamentary Scientific Committee 1943-1946. Crown Governor Imperial College of Science and Technology from 1923. Governor City and Guilds Engineering College from 1923. Hon. Fellow of Imperial College. Alternate Director Dollar Export Board. Member Anglo-Canadian Trade Committee. Member of Committee of World Power Conference, Member of Royal Society's National Committee for Chemistry. Is Chairman of the Board of: Carton & Co. Ltd., Lansdowne Varnish & Enamel Co. Ltd., British Pix Co. Ltd., C. Barber Ltd., H. & H. C. Beatley, Ltd. President of the City Prudential Building Society. Interests : Politics, Education, and Chemical Engineering. Private Address: By-the-Links, Lodge Road, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 4365.
GARLAND, Ewart. District Manager, Southampton, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., Southampton. Born Toronto, January 1897. Educated in Melbourne, Australia, where he spent his early youth with his father who was Chairman and Managing Director of Australian Dunlop Rubber Co. Came to England in 1915 to join R.F.C. Became pilot, R.F.C. and R.A.F.; awarded D.F.C. and several " mentioned in Despatches." Joined Dunlop's in 1920 at Birmingham and has since represented them in nearly every county in England and Wales including London. Recreations : Tennis and Swimming. Interested in Literature. Private Address: 26, Westwood Road, Southampton. Telephone: 57298.
GARNER, Frederic Horace, 0.B.E., PH.D. (PITTSBURGH), M.I.MECH.E., M.I.CHEM.E., F.R.I.C., F.INST.PET., F.INST.FUEL, F.S.A. Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, since 1942. Born Hugglescote, 1st August, 1893. Educated at Market Bosworth Grammar School; University of Birmingham (1851 Exhibition Research Scholar) and University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. Became Chemist at Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough; Fellow Mellon Institute of Industrial Research; Chief Chemist, Agwi Petroleum Corporation, Fawley, 1921-8; Chief Chemist, Anglo-American Oil Co., 1928-35; Director of Research, Esso European Laboratories 1935 until taking up present appointment. Awarded Medal of Freedom, Silver Palm (U.S.A.) 1947 ; Redwood Medal, Institute of Petroleum, 1951; Melchett Medal, Institute of Fuel, 1951; Osborne Reynolds Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers, 1951. Is Past President, Institute of Petroleum. Has published numerous papers on various automobile subjects. Interests: English Ceramics and 17th Century English Literature. Address: The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Telephone: Selly Oak, 1181.
GARRETT, Francis Albert, M.I.MECH.E. Born London 1888. Educated at Lincoln Municipal Secondary School and studied engineering at Lincoln Technical College. Served apprenticeship with Clayton & Shuttleworth, Lincoln. Had drawing office and managerial experience in shipbuilding and general engineering. For ten years Chief Mechanical Engineer with Ransome, Simms & Jeffries, Ipswich. Became Trolley Bus Department Manager, Leylands. Interested in scientific and technical subjects. Private Address: Quarry House, Bratton Fleming, N. Devon.
GARRETT, James Berry, M.INST.T. Chief Officer, Organisation, Road Haulage Executive. Born Eltham, 9th January, 1905. Educated at Sherborne, leaving in 1922 to join Asiatic Petroleum Company. In 1925 became a dealer in a firm of Stockjobbers. Left to join the staff of J. W. Cook Co. Ltd. (owners of Eastern Roadways Ltd.) in 1930; became their transport manager and a director of their transport subsidiary. Served during war as Captain in R.A.S.C.—was released to become D.R.H.O., South Eastern Division of M.O. Transports, R.H.O. Subsequently returned to Army and in 1944 rose to rank of full Colonel. Transferred to Control Commission as Deputy Controller General of Highways and Highway Transport Branch of the Transport Division. Rejoined M.O.T., 1946, as D.R.H.O. of the combined South Eastern, Southern, Eastern and London Division. Appointed Divisional Manager, Eastern Division of R.H.E., 1948. Became Chief Officer, Organisation. Hobbies : Collecting antique furniture; Farming, and Breeding Pedigree Devon Cattle. Private Address: Lower Bycott, Chulmleigh, Devon; and 36, Buckingham Palace Mansions, Victoria, S.W.I. Telephone: Sloane 1980.
GASCOIGNE, Leonard William. Local Director, Caffyns Ltd., Haywards Heath. Born Northampton, 25th December, 1896. Educated at Northampton Town and County School. Received technical engineering training with Cedos Engineering Co. Ltd., Northampton. Joined H. J. Willett, Colchester as Salesman. In 1928 joined present organisation, as Salesman and became a Branch Manager, 1928; District Manager, 1934; Local Director, 1946. Interests : Football, Cricket and Golf. A keen Rotarian. Private Address: Briars, Haywards Road, Haywards Heath. Telephone: 1003.
GASCOYNE, Thomas Edward. General Service Manager, Jowett Cars, Ltd., Idle. Born Bradford, 7th February, 1904. Educated at Bradford and joined present firm on clerical side, 1921. Became Service Manager, 1924; Sales Manager, 1939; Northern Sales Manager, 1945; General Sales Manager, 1949; General Service Manager, 1950. Made three post war trips overseas opening up markets for Jowett cars in Australia, New Zealand, South America, West Indies, U.S.A. and Canada. Interests : Cricket, Football and Motoring. Private Address: 10, Harehill Road, Thackley, Bradford.
GASKIN, Harry James, A.M.I.MECH.E. Engineering draughtsman and Consultant. Born London, 25th June, 1902. Studied engineering at Acton, Chiswick and Regent Street Polytechnics. Joined Grahame White Co. in 1918 leaving in 1921 to become draughtsman in Works Dept. of British Portland Cement Manufacturers. In 1922 was draughtsman with Sparks and Partners, consulting engineers. Became chief draughtsman to Shelvoke & Drewry Ltd., Letchworth in 1925. Recreations : Reading and Swimming. Private Address: 29, Haywards Road, Summertown, Oxford.
GATES, Sydney, M.I.M.I. Managing Director, Gates' Engineering Co. Ltd., Brockenhurst. Born Rustington, 27th March, 1903. Educated at Eastleigh and served seven years apprenticeship in Motor Engineering from 1917. Worked with five different firms before joining Sway Road Garage in 1930. In 1927 won the 35o c.c. Class of the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man. Recreation: Yachting. Private Address: The Flat, Sway Road, Brockenhurst. Telephone: 3337.
GATISS, Albert Leslie. Chief Designer, Turbo-Transmitter Dept., Brockhouse Engineers (Southport) Ltd. Born London, 22nd November, 1910. Received Technical education at the Poplar School of Engineering and Navigation. Served full apprenticeship with Merryweather & Sons Ltd., London; became draughtsman. Leaving to join Woolwich Arsenal as a draughtsman. In 1936 joined Brockhouse & Co., West Bromwich, and in 1939 became Chief Jig & Tool Designer at Brockhouse Engineers (Southport) Ltd. In 1942 was put in charge of the Experimental Department, later specialising in Hydraulic transmissions. Interest: Boy Scout Movement. Private Address: 40, Cleveleys Road, Southport, Lancs.
GAUNT, Walter Henry, C.B.E., J.P., M.INST.T., M.I.MECH.E. President, Mansion House Association on Transport. Born Bradford, 13th January, 1874. Educated Manchester Grammar School. During 1914 war was Distribution Superintendent for Board of Trade. Subsequently Member of Transport Advisory Council. Is on executive Committee of A.A. Interest : Town Planning. Recreations : Sailing and Travelling. Club : Royal Automobile. Private Address: Ladybarn, Letchworth, Herts. Telephone: 4.
GEDDES, Anthony Reay Mackay. Executive Director, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., London, S.W.I. Born Harrogate, 7th May, 1912. Educated at Rugby School; Cambridge University. Served apprenticeship to Banking with Bank of England. In 193o became accounts clerk in Paris with Dunlop's. Worked with Dunlop's in England, France, Germany and India until 1939 when served as pilot in R.A.F.V.R., and afterwards as Deputy Director of Air Transport in the Air Ministry. Rejoined Dunlop's on demobilisation, as Overseas Sales Manager. Is Councillor, Royal Institute of International Affairs. Private Address: 13, Wilton Crescent, London,
GEDDES, Hon. John Reay Campbell, T.D. Secretary of the Car Division of Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. Born Canada, 24th April, 1915. Spent childhood in U.S.A. Educated at Stowe School, and Edinburgh and London Universities. Trained to become a Solicitor. Served in Royal Tank Regiment 1939-46 in Western Desert and Burma. Wounded twice. Now serving with R. Glos. Hussars (T.A.). Has T.D. and Clasp. Joined present Company in 1948 and became Divisional Secretary (Car Division) in 1951. Private Address: The Manor House, Gaunt's Earthcott, Almondsbury, Glos. Telephone: Winterbourne 2225.
GEORGE, Arthur Clifford, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.A.E. Sub-Contracts Engineer, Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Engine Division, Filton, Bristol. Born Bristol, 21st April, 1898. Educated at Bristol Grammar School and Merchant Venturers Technical College, studying Mechanical and Automobile Engineering at the latter. Served four years indentured apprenticeship with Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co. Ltd., before joining present firm in 1918 on experimental engine work. Rejoined B.T. & C.C. in 1919 on jig and tool design; in General Drawing Office; Testing engines and chassis; drafting instruction books etc. In 1938 returned to present firm in control of Sub-contractors and fifteen outside representatives. In 1951 transferred to Production Sub-Contracts Department. Interests : Tennis, Gardening, Motoring and Music. Private Address: 13, Bayswater Avenue, Redland, Bristol, 6. Telephone: 34706.
GEORGE, Austen Henry. Service Manager, South, Tyre Division, Rubber Co., Ltd., Albany Street, N.W.I. Born Edgbaston, 7th October, 1909. Educated at George Dixon's Grammar School and Birmingham University. In 1927 joined Dunlop's as a Laboratory Assistant studying problems concerned with finished tyres and later with the manufacture of tyres and tubes. In 1936 became Service Engineer of Dunlop Rubber Co. (N.E.I) Ltd., in Dutch East Indies; escaped to Australia on Japanese invasion. From 1943-45 attached to Research Division, Fort Dunlop. Appointed to present position, 1946. Recreations : Light Engineering and Carpentry. Private Address: 5o, Byron Avenue, Coulsdon. Telephone: Uplands 1282.
GERMAN, Thomas John. Assistant Accountant, Kennings Ltd., Leadmill Road, Sheffield, 1. Born Sheffield, 1912. Educated at Greystones Secondary School. Left school at 16, becoming Chief Clerk to Kennings Chief Accountant. Became a Certified Accountant in 1936. Served during war in R.A.F. as pilot, Bomber Command. Awarded A.F.C., 1944. Rejoined Chief Accountants Staff on demobilisation. Hobby : Golf. Private Address: IoI, Westwick Crescent, Sheffield, 8.
GIBBS, Lt. Herbert Cawthorne, A.M.I.MECH.E. Engineer, L.C.C., Wandsworth Depot, London, S.W.'S. Born London, 23rd March, 1889. Educated at Whitechapel Secondary School; Luton Technical Institution. Studied engineering with Hayward Tyler and Howard, Luton, afterwards spending six years with this firm; three years with Vauxhall Motors; two years as Assistant Works Manager, F.N. (England) Ltd. ; 2 years Tech. Director Surplus Motor Vehicle Association Ltd.; 2 years Works Manager, B. S. Marshall Ltd. Then became Assistant Engineer, London County Council. Recreation : Golf.
GIBSON, Bernard Kirby, A.I.A.C. Director, Grand Garages (Scarborough) Ltd. Born Hornsea, 4th February, 1894. Educated at Brampton School, Hornsea. Was Manager of John J. Fell & Son Ltd. Became a Director of present firm in 195o. Interests : Sport in general. Private Address: 91, Scalby Road, Scarborough. Telephone: 2105.
GIBSON, William Victor Halliday. General Secretary, Automobile Association of Great Britain, Fanum House, New Coventry Street, W.I. Born London, 13th January, 1884. Educated privately. Joined staff of Motor Union in 1905, transferring to the A.A. when the two bodies amalgamated in 1910. Served during 1914 war in the Sherwood Foresters. On returning to the A.A. devoted himself to Legal and Parliamentary activities. Later appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the A.A. and in 1937 Assistant Secretary. Has been Joint Secretary of the Standing Committee of the R.A.C., A.A. and R. S.A.C. since its formation in 1944. Appointed a member of the Petrol Rationing Advisory Committee to the Minister of Fuel and Power in 1948. Elected a Vice-President of the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme, 1949. Member of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and a Freeman of the City of London. Clubs : Devonshire, Royal Automobile, Royal Scottish Automobile (Glasgow); Royal Irish Automobile (Dublin) Green Room. Married, 1908, Lily Emma (née Hogden). Recreations : Gardening, Golf, Fishing, Cricket. Private Address: 28, Dulwich Wood Avenue, S.E.19. Telephone: Gipsy Hill 0743.
GILBERT, Ernest. Proprietor, Blue Arrow Garage, Sale, Cheshire. Born Birmingham, 13th March, 1901. Educated at elementary school and for three years at Technical School. Became an apprentice to Electrical Engineering serving five years with Vickers Armstrong at Barrowin-Furness. For twelve further years was a Mechanical, Electrical and Welding Engineer in South American Oilfields rising to become Assistant Works Superintendent. Founded Garage in 1935 and became sole proprietor of Blue Arrow Garage in 1946. Recreations : Football, Golf and Tennis. Private Address: 124, Broad Road, Sale. Telephone: 2997.
GILBERT, Raymond Charles, M.A., F.C.A. Director (part-time), K. J. Motors, Ltd., Bromley, Kent. Born Beckenham, 8th August, 1911. Educated at St. Edmund's, Ware; Cambridge. Is a Chartered Accountant in professional practice. Joined the Board of K.J. Motors Ltd. in 1949. Private Address: 6, Blakeney Road, Beckenham, Kent.
GILL, William Tait, F.I.D. Director, Rolls-Royce, Ltd., Derby. Born Glasgow, 9th October, 1906. Educated at Bedford and Glasgow University. Became a Chartered Accountant 1929. Joined present organisation 1938; became Chief Acountant at Glasgow Factory until 1942; Chief Accountant to Company until 1945; Commercial Manager in 1946 and elected to Board in the same year. President of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, 1950/51 and 1951/52. Private Address: Thornbury, Hazelwood Road, Duffield, near Derby.
GINAVEN, Howard. Works Director, Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Springfield, Ohio, 1st August, 1910. Educated at Ohio Wesleyan University. Became trainee in mechanical engineering, 1934. Employed by the International Harvester Co., and New York Central Railroad prior to this. Appointed to present position, 1947. Interests : Rotary, B.I.M., Methodist Church, the Boy Scout Movement and all sport. Private Address: 82, Richmond Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 23739.
GLADSTONE, Bertram Henry. Director and Secretary, Overseas Cars Ltd., 227, Brompton Road, London, S.W.3. Born Wealdstone, I ith June, 1891. Educated at Uppingham. Served in 1914 war as Lieut. in Black Watch. Became Secretary, Associated British Motor Manufacturers in 1918 and, on amalgamation with S.M.M. & T. was appointed Secretary of British Manufacturers Section. Employed by Ministry of Supply, 1939-48. Joined present firm as Director and Secretary, 1948. Recreation: Golf. Interests : Choral Singing and the British Legion. Private Address: II, Glengall Road, Woodford Green. Telephone: Buckhurst 2093.
GLEDHILL, Herbert, B.SC.(ENG.), A.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Proprietor, Gledhill's Garage, Ossett. Born Glasgow, 29th November, 1903. Educated at Garrioch Public School. Studied engineering at Leeds College of Technology, 1921-25, also University of Glasgow during vacations 1922-23 (1st Class Honours London University B.Sc. (Eng.) ). Apprenticed to Coulter & Co., Batley, until commencing own business. Patented scavenging process in I.C. engines, 1935. Has been Chairman of Leeds Section M.A.A. of Institute of Motor Industry, and of the Benevolent Fund. At one time held office on more than thirty committees, many concerned with Juvenile Employment, Education and kindred subjects. Is an expert on tuning I.C. petrol engines. Interests : Rotary, Flying ("A" Licence, 1939); Sport, Music, and Television. Widower: one daughter. Private Address: Wyndhurst, Ossett, Yorks. Telephone: 237.
GLENCONNER, Lord. Director of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. Born 14th June, 1899. His heir is the Hon. Colin Christopher Paget Tennant. Ptivate Address: Glen Innerleithen, Peebles; 13, Chester Terrace, London,
GLIDDON, Arthur Laity, A.M.I.B.A.E. Partner of J. Gliddon & Sons of Williton. Born Williton, 1908. Educated at Queen's College, Taunton. Received technical training at Newton Abbot and Grantham. After working as a Foundry Engineer and as an Agricultural Engineer, joined Motor Industry in 1929 and took up present position in 1930. Is also Director of firms at Minehead, Bridgwater, and Watchet. Hobbies : Golf, Cricket, Badminton, and Ski-ing. Private Address: Withybridge, Williton, Somerset.. Telephone: 122.
GLIDDON, John, A.M.I.B.E. Partner of J. Gliddon & Sons, Williton. Born Williton 1910. Educated at Queen's College, Taunton. Received technical training at Newton Abbot, and Torquay. Before joining Motor Industry in 1931, was doing General Engineering and Heating. Took up present position in 1932. Is also Director of firms at Minehead, Bridgwater, and Watchet. Hobbies: Cricket, Tennis, Badminton and Golf. Private Address: Fairbeacon, Williton, Somerset. Telephone: 62.
GLOVER, Daniel Mark. Managing Director, United Lubricants Ltd., Bentley Maudesley & Co. Ltd., and Neasden Oil Co. Ltd., Fulham S.W.6. Born Cliftonville, Fulham, December, 1909. Educated privately. Previously employed in the Catering Trade. First associated with the Motor Industry as Production Manager of a Subsidiary Company in 1939. Interests: Walking and Riding. Private Address: 38, Abbey Lodge, London, N.W.B. Telephone: Paddington 2600.
GLYN, Col. Sir Ralph George Campbell, Bt., M.C., D.L., M.P. Chairman, Skefko Ball Bearing Co. Ltd., Luton. Born 3rd March, 1885. Educated at Wixenford ; Harrow School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Joined Rifle Brigade, 1904. Entered on a political career 1910 when contested Moray and Nairn (by-election); became M.P., 1918; P.P.S. to Rt. Hon. Ramsay MacDonald, P.M., 1931-35 and 1935-37. Served 1914 war in France, Dardanelles, and Balkans (Legion of Honour, White Eagle and St. Anne). One time Director of L.M.S. Railway. Recreations : Shooting, Fishing. Clubs : Beefsteak, Carlton and United Service. Private Address: Ardlington, Wantage. Telephone: East Hendred 273.
GOATE, Archibald Leslie. Secretary and Financial Comptroller, Rootes Motors Ltd., Piccadilly, W.I. Born Maidstone, 7th March, 1908. Practised as Chartered Accountant prior to joining present organisation in 1936 as Assistant Comptroller. Private Address: The Lawn, East Molesey, Surrey. Telephone: Molesey 5661.
GODDARD, Arthur Jervis Henbest. Sales Manager, Stenor Ltd., Richmond, Surrey. Born Tenby, 24th May, 1894. Educated at Schorne College, Bucks. Served in Royal Flying Corps in 1914 war. Went subsequently to Curacao for four years as Transport Superintendent of Curacao Mijnmattschappij. Travelled Venezuela and West Indies. Worked for four years as Manager of Ascension Island Guano-Phosphate Co. Joined United Engineers, Ltd., Singapore as Sales Manager of their Motor Department. Became Member of Singapore Volunteers Royal Engineers Company. Actively interested in Malaya Amateur Theatricals. Joined Smallbones Ltd., Reading and appointed their Representative at their Worthing and Guildford Branches. Took up present position in 1946. Interested in Amateur Theatricals, Shooting, Special Constabulary (has served sixteen years in Sussex and Surrey Special Constabulary), Reading and Writing. Private Address: 12a, Gordon Road, Ealing, W.5. Telephone: Perivale 4685.
GODFREY, George Fishenden. Assistant Manager, Hove Branch, Caffyns Ltd. Born Bromley, 1st April, 1902. Educated at Elementary School; Private Tutor, and in Motor Engineering at Brighton College. Became an apprentice in 1921; Foreman in 1927; Manager 1929-39. Served in R.A.F., 1940-46, in Bomber Command as M.T. Officer with rank of Squadron Leader. Awarded two mentions in despatches. Instructor of Motor Engineering to West Sussex County Council. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Married : two children. Private Address: Chudleigh, Salvington Gardens, West Worthing. Telephone: Swandean 1013.
GODFREY, Henry Ronald, M.I.MECH. E. Designer and Technical Engineer. Educated privately and took City and Guilds Engineering Course. Became an apprentice with Willans & Robinson, Rugby. Cooriginator with Frazer-Nash of " G-N " cycle car. Director of G.N., Ltd., manufacturing that car, 1912-23. Founded own motor engineering firm, 1923. In 1929 became designer and technical engineer, Nash & Thompson, Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames. Re. creations : Motor Sport, Aviation. Private Address: Alder Cottage, Riversdale Road, Thames Ditton.
GODFREY, Howard, M.C. Chairman and Managing Director, Skurray's Ltd., Swindon. Born London, I ith July, 1891. Educated privately and at City of London School. Served apprenticeship with Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Company. Later joined MacArthur Atkins & Co. Ltd., South Africa merchants in the City of London as Junior Clerk. In 1908 employed by Connaught Motor & Carriage Co., Long Acre, leaving them in 1914 to join R.A.S.C. (M.T.) as 2nd Lieut. Wounded, 1915; twice mentioned in despatches; awarded M.C., 1917; demobilised 1919. Rejoined Connaught Motor & Carriage Co., until joining present firm as Managing Director in 1937. Married, 1914, Kate Martha (née Molyneux); one son, one daughter. Has two grandchildren. Recreations : Fishing, Shooting and listening to good music. Private Address: Chantry Cottage, Ogbourne St. George, nr. Marlborough, Wilts. Telephone: Ogbourne St. George 232.
GODFREY, Howard Molyneux. Director, Skurray's Ltd., Swindon. Born Surbiton, 28th January, 1917. Educated at Eastbourne College. Began business career as an apprentice with Carlton Carriage Co. Ltd., of Willesden, and underwent a Dealer Executive Course with Vauxhall Motors Ltd. In 1936 joined Howard Godfrey & Co. Ltd. of Stratton Street, London, W.I., and later went to Shaw & Kilburn Ltd., Great Portland Street leaving them on outbreak of war. Received Commission and served with K.S.L.I. until being posted to E. Africa with K.A.R. Battalion; went to Burma. Returned to U.K. in 1945. Rejoined present concern in 1946. Recreations : Fishing and Gardening. Married; one daughter. Private Address: The Brow, Chiseldon, Wilts. Telephone: 278.
GOEHRING, William Henry. Managing Director, Hobday Bros. Ltd., E.C.2. Born Pittsburgh, U.S.A., 14th October, 1908. Educated at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn., U.S.A. Employed as Industrial Engineer with U.S. Steel Corporation, 1932-41. Served with U.S. Army (Ret. Lt.-Col.) Field Artillery, 1941-47, in England, France and Germany. On termination of war, served as Chief, Economics Division, Bremen, with U.S. State Department. Resigned 1st November to accept present position. Recreation: Fishing. Private Address: 23, Abbey Lodge, N.W.8. Telephone: Ambassadors 6137.
GOOD, William Marsh. Managing Director, Lincoln & Nolan Ltd., Dublin. Born Dublin, 7th March, 1914. Educated at Marlborough College and Hertford College, Oxford. Was articled to Prideaux Frere Brown & Co., Lincoln's Inn Fields and became a Chartered Accountant. First connection with Motor Industry was as Managing Director of Brush Coachwork Ltd., Loughborough. Became Managing Director of present concern in 1950. Is also ViceChairman of Tokenhouse Securities corporation Ltd. Interests : Farming, Antiques and Works of Art, Lawn Tennis, and Squash Racquets. Private Address: Mount Henry, Torca Hill, Dalkey, Dublin. Telephone: 83075.
GOODALL, George Henry. Managing Director, Morgan Motor Co. Ltd., Malvern Link, Worcs. Born Bristol, 18th May, 1885. In 1900 became apprentice with J. S. Wiliway & Sons, Bristol, for five years. Worked for various motor firms until 1914 when served with R.A.F. On demobilisation joined James Fryer Ltd., Hereford, as Manager. Joined present organisation as Manager, 1926, becoming a Director in 1937. Is President, Western centre, Auto Cycle Union; Chairman, Worcestershire Motor Club; Past President Worcestershire Camera Club. Hobbies : Gardening, Photography and Motor Sport. Private Address: " Doverhay," Powick, Worcestershire. Telephone: 249.
GOODWIN, Joseph. Managing Director, W. Briggs & Co. Ltd., Manchester. 2. Born Cheshire, 26th May, 191o. Educated at Stockport College. Trained for seven years as Accountant and qualified. joined present firm as Chief Accountant in 1934 and was elevated to the Board as Director of Finance in 1947. Appointed Managing Director, 1951. Is Member of Motor Factors' Association and represents them on the Tyre Trade Joint Committee. Recreations : Golf, Cricket. Private Address: Claremont, Fairholme Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport. Telephone: Heaton Moor 1447.
GOODWIN, Peter Weston. Branch Manager, Caffyns Ltd., Heathfield. Born Newmarket, 20th October, 1915. Educated at Culford. Forbears were horse trainers for several generations. Moved to Herne Bay in 1932 and shortly afterwards joined office staff of G. Fitt Motors, Tankerton. Later joined Maltby's of Canterbury. Mobilised with Territorial Army in 1939, serving with The Buffs, R.A., and R.A.S.C., with rank of Captain. Married, 1941; one son. Interested in Rotary and Scouting. Private Address: Glendale, Heathfield, Sussex. Telephone: 432.
GOODWIN, Stanley, F.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Stanley Goodwin Ltd., Kidderminster. Born Dudley, 2ISt January, 1889. Educated at Rossall. Apprenticed with Wolseley's, leaving there to superintend building of the " Sedan Autocar," a motor vehicle " hinged amidships " and with front wheel drive. Left to manage first taxi-cab service in Potteries. Commenced business on own account but closed down through 1914 war. Became first Works Manager of B.T.C. Ltd., Wolverhampton. Left to become General Manager of Castle Motor Co. Ltd., Kidderminster. Took charge of production of Depth Charge Pistol, also later, design and manufacture of Castle Three Runabout. Started present Company, 1922. Interests : Public Work, Sailing, Photography, Gardening and Carpentry. Private Address : Comberton Hall, Kidderminster. Telephone: 3089.
GORDON, Lt.-Col. Lord Dudley, D.S.O., M.I.MECH.E. Chairman, J. &. E. Hall, Ltd., and of Hadfields Ltd. Born 6th May, 1883. Educated at Harrow. Became apprenticed to shipbuilding, serving with Hall, Russell & Co., and later with W. H. Allen, Son & Co., Bedford. Joined J. &. E. Hall in 1907. Past President of F.B.I.; of Inst. of Mech. Engineers; of British Engineers Association. Awarded D.S.O. for service during 1914 war. Commanded 8/ loth Bn. Gordon Highlanders. Recreation : Golf. Clubs : Bath, Allied Circle (Pres.), Sheffield. Address: 641, St. Ermin's, S.W.I.
GORDON, George Guild. Sole Proprietor, Gordon's Garages, Workington. Born Methven, 1899. Educated at Royal High School, Edinburgh. Became apprentice with Arrol-Johnston Motor Co., Dumfries, in 1914. Served during the war as Chief Motor Mechanic, R.N.V.R., Motor Launches. Returned after the war to complete apprenticeship with Arrol-Johnston. Was engaged on building experimental engines and later specialised in gearing. In 1928 started present business. Interest : Further training for Automobile Apprentices. Recreations : Shooting and Swimming. Private Address: 1, Infirmary Road, Workington, Cumberland. Telephone: 240.
GORDON-ENGLAND, Eric Cecil, F.R.AE.S., F.I.M.I., F.I.I.A., M.I.P.E. Managing Director, Multicone Ltd., Luton. Born 5th April, 1891, at Concordia, Argentine Republic. Trained as locomotive engineer at G.N.R., Doncaster, then took up aviation (pilot's certificate No. 68), and achieved fame as a test pilot. During 1914-18 war ran three aircraft works employing 2,000 people. After war joined father's Motor Agency known as George England Ltd. Invented the Gordon England Motor Car Body and turned his attention to motor racing. Achieved many successes, national and international, with Austin 7. Became President M.A.A., joined Vacuum Oil Co. Ltd., subsequently becoming a Director. Resigned to take up Managing Directorship of General Aircraft Ltd., also became associated with Aero Engines Ltd. Became first Chairman of Engineering Industries Association. Member of Gorell Committee on Civil Aviation, 1941-44. Is Director of a number of Limited Companies. Member of the Council of the Soil Association; The British Automobile Racing Club; Committee of R.A.C. Took up farming as side-line and breeds Jersey cattle. Interests : Politics, Education, Tennis and Yachting. Private Address: Hunt's Farm, Broadstreet Common, Guildford, Surrey. Telephone: Worplesdon 63.
GORHAM, Walter George. Director and General Manager, Dunlop Special Products Ltd., Erdington, Birmingham. Born Enfield, 2nd April, 1899. Educated at London Polytechnic. Became Equipment Engineer with Dunlop's after serving with R.F.C. Aircraft Repair Squadrons during World War I. In 1929 appointed Manager of the Company's Latex Development Department, and in 1932 of its subsidiary Latex Holdings Ltd. During 1939 war controlled the Dunlop Rubber Co's. development and manufacture of special equipment for Frogmen and Underwater Saboteurs and also that for fighter pilots. Recreation: Riding. Private Address: Carlisle House, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire. Telephone: Mobberley 3223.
GORICK, Leslie George. Sales Manager, " A. C. Sharp," Westerham, Kent. Born Wood Green, 23rd May, 1901. Became engineering apprentice in 1915. Has spent his whole life in Motor Trade, except for war years. Hobby : Car and Motor Cycle Racing (as spectator). Private Address: The Retreat, Westerham, Kent. Telephone: Tatsfield 296.
GOSS, Philip Norton. Director, Gates Engineering Co. Ltd., Brockenhurst. Born Bournemouth, loth November, 1910. Educated at Victoria College. First connected with the Motor Industry as Salesman with Cooper's (New Milton) Garages Ltd., New Milton in 1929. Joined Wadham Bros., Southampton as Salesman in 1935, leaving in 1939 and joined R.A.F. Commissioned in 1940, and promoted to Flt-Lt. in 1941. Demobilised in 1945 and joined Gates Engineering Co. Ltd., Brockenhurst, as Sales Manager. Left in 1950 to join David Robinson Ltd., Bedford, also as Sales Manager. Rejoined previous Company as a Director in 1951. Recreations : Tennis, Rugby, Yachting. Private Address: Rosemerryn, Shorefield Way, Milford-on-Sea. Telephone: 459.
GOTT, Ronald. Director, E. Foulds (Motor Engineers) Ltd., Keighley. Born Siliden, Keighley, 1st August, 1917. Educated at Ermysteds Grammar School, Skipton. On leaving school joined Messrs. Auto Electrical Repairs in the Stores Dept. Volunteered for R.A.F. in 1939 and on demobilisation joined present firm as Sales Manager. Joined the Board in August, 1951. Interests: Gardening and playing the Piano. Private Address: Biernfields, Providence Lane, Oakworth, Keighley.
GOUGH, Dennis Edward, B.SC., J.P., A.M.INST.C.E. Overseas Secretary, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd., 148, Piccadilly, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 4040. Born Bristol, 22nd June, 1893. Educated at Redland School, Bristol; and Bristol University. Graduated B.Sc. (1st Class Hons. in Mechanical Engineering) gaining the HeleShaw Prize, 1912. Apprenticed to Mather & Platt Ltd., Manchester. Commissioned R.E. (T.F.) 1914 and served throughout war in Egypt and Gallipoli. Demobilised, 1919, with rank of Captain. From 1920 represented engineering firms in India, Burma, Ceylon, touring the Far East in 1934. Joined S.M.M. & T. as Overseas Representative in India, in 1935. Appointed J.P., 1939. Appointed Chief Inspector Engineering in India, 1941, with rank of Lieut-Colonel. Returned U.K. in 1946 to take up present position. Interests: Gardening and Photography. Private Address: loo, Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent. Telephone: 1949.
GOUGH, Herbert John, C.B., M.B.E., F.R.S., D.SC., PH.D., M.I.MECH.E. Engineer-in-Chief, Lever Bros. and Unilever Ltd. Born 26th April, 189o. Educated at University College School and London University. Served apprenticeship with Vickers Ltd., 1909-13. Afterwards worked mainly on research at National Physical Laboratory, 1914-38, leaving in the latter year to become Director of Scientific Research at the War Office. In 1942 became Director-General Scientific Research and Development, Ministry of Supply. Appointed to present position in 1945. Served during 1914-18 war with R.E. in France. Has delivered innumerable lectures to learned Societies, including Thomas Hawksley Lecture to Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1946. Is author of eighty-seven papers on Engineering subjects. Club: Athenaeum. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 46, Clarence Road, Teddington, Middlesex. Telephone: Kingston 3880.
GOUGH, General Sir Hubert de la Poer, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O. Chairman, Siemens Bros. & Co. Ltd., Woolwich. Born 12th August, 1870. Eldest son of the late Sir Charles John Stanley Gough, G.C.B., V.C. Educated at Eton; Sandhurst. Joined 16th Lancers, 1889. Served with distinction in Tirah Expedition; South African War; 1914 war (General, commanded 5th Army); retired pay with rank of General, 1922; became Colonel and Zone Commander Home Guard, resigned 1942. Author of " The Fifth Army " (1931). Clubs: Travellers', Athenaeum. Private Address: 14, St. Mary Abbots Court, W.14.
GOUGH, Sidney Harold, Manager of Service and Spares Departments, Guy Motors Ltd. Born Wolverhampton, 28th August, 1894. Educated at St. Luke's School, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, and studied engineering at Wolverhampton Technical Night School. Became apprenticed to Motor Engineering and served seven years with Sunbeam Motor Car Co. From 1914 until 1919 was attached to their outside staff visiting seaplane and airplane bases. Helped to instal the engines in R.34 airship prior to its flying the Atlantic. In March, 1920, joined Guy Motors as an outside Inspector on the Technical side and, in 1940, became Assistant Service Manager, subsequently becoming Service Manager in 1944. Interests : Gardening and Photography. Private Address: 1, Tudor Crescent, Rookery Lane, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 37288.
GOULD, Derrick Leslie. Sales Manager, Harold Radford & Co. Ltd., S.W.7. Born Exmouth, 28th May, 1918. Educated at St. Peters and Clifton College. Joined R .A.F. in 1937 intending to make it a career. Served on Home Stations until outbreak of war, as Bomber Pilot. Served in France 1939-40, then as Fighter Pilot in Battle of Britain. Embarked on Aircraft Carrier " Furious " for Middle East and Malta, 1941. Served in Desert Campaign commanding Nos. 33, 213 and 274 squadrons. Awarded D.F.C., 1943. Invalided home and served as air adviser to War Office 1944-45. Left service and joined Skyways Ltd. (private charter Company) 1946. Joined Rootes Distributors, 1947, and present organisation in 1948. Clubs : Eccentric; Walton Heath Golf; and Sunningdale. Golf. Recreations : Golf, Squash and Bridge. Private Address: 4, Kendrick Place, London, S.W.7. Telephone: Knightsbridge 2413.
GOVIER, Frederick Charles. Managing Director, Warner Brothers Ltd., Camberley. Born London, 19th December, 1916. Educated at Boutcher School, and Westminster. Studied engineering at Borough and Willesden Polytechnics. In 1933 became Assistant Manager of G. J. Dawson (Clapham) Ltd. Served for six years with R.A.F. Interest: Aviation. Private Address: Crossways, College Town, Camberley, Surrey. Telephone: Camberley 985.
GOW, Donald. Secretary, Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. (G.B.) Ltd., Bushbury, Wolverhampton. Born Glasgow, 9th May, 1897. Educated at Provanside Secondary School, Glasgow. Trained in Accountancy with School of Accountancy, Glasgow. Served in France 1915-18, with 5th Batt. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Became accountant with Engineering Company in Java, 1919. Joined present Company in Java as Office Manager, 1922. In 1930 became Secretary, Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company, India. Promoted Secretary-Treasurer, at New Tyre Factory, Java, in 1934. Interned by Japanese in Java, 1941. Became Managing Director in Java, 1946, and returned to England in 1947 to become Secretary to the Company. Private Address: The Wigwam, Wrottesley Road, Tettenhall, Staffs. Telephone: Wolverhampton 51149.
GOWERS, William Ernest. Director and General Manager, Girling Ltd., Grange Works, Cwmbran. Born Chelmsford, 1st September, 1894. Educated at Chelmsford Elementary School and Technical School. Became a machinist with Hoffman Manufacturing Co., Chelmsford; Works Manager with Morris Motors Ltd., Cowley; Superintendent with Austin Motors Ltd., and appointed to present position in 1947. Hobby: Gardening. Private Address: Mayfield, Llanover, Mon. Telephone: Nantyderry 86.
GOWRIE, Earl of, V.C., P.C., G.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O. Vice-Chairman, Siemens Bros. & Co. Ltd., Woolwich. Born Windsor, 6th July, 1872. Educated at Eton. Joined 3rd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, 1891; attached to Egyptian Army, Soudan, 1898; commanded Camel Corps Detachment at Battle of Gedaref, and subsequent operations (V.C., 4th Class Osmanieh, English and Egyptian medals with clasp; mentioned thrice in despatches). Severely wounded during 1914 war (D.S.O., C.B., C.M.G. and mentioned five times in despatches). Appointed Governor of South Australia, 1928, and after serving as Governor of New South Wales, 1935, became Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1936-44. President of M.C.C., 1948. Clubs: Cavalry, Guards', Jockey (Newmarket). Address: Norman Tower, Windsor Castle.
GOY, Reginald Bland. Director, Goy & Richards Ltd., Mill Hill, N.W.7. Born Highgate, 3rd January, 1914. Educated at Acland Central School, leaving in 1932 to join a firm of Auctioneers, in Garage Sales and Valuation Department as junior negotiator. Stayed in this Department until 1938 when became Manager of Branch Office of general estate practitioners. Joined R.A.S.C., serving as Sgt. i/c. Coy. Office until discharged in 1943 on account of health. Rejoined original firm of Motor Auctioneers in charge of Valuation Department. Elected Fellow of Valuers Institute, 1949. In 1951 started on own account as Specialist Agent and Valuer to the Motor Industry. Is Member of St. Pancras R.D.C., and London Diocesan Conference. Interests: Tennis and Music. Private Address: i 1, Highgate Avenue, N.6. Telephone: Mountview 7595.
GRAHAM, Iain Edward, A.M.I.MECH.E. Assistant Manager, Crane Ltd., Ipswich. Born Kilwinning, Ayrshire, loth March, 1914. Educated at Irvine Royal Academy and studied engineering at Royal Technical College, Glasgow. In 1930 apprenticed to Laird & Son, Ltd., Irvine. Joined James Howden & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, in 1938 as Research Engineer and became concerned with heat exchanger manufacture. Became Assistant Works Manager Ricardo Co. Ltd., Shoreham, on automobile and aero engine research. In 1948 joined present firm as Assistant Manager on Factory Administration. Hobbies : Golf, Fishing, Sailing and Motor Sport. Married, Clare Elizabeth (née Reid); one daughter. Private Address: " Hilldrop," Undercliff Road East, Felixstowe.
GRAHAM, William John Gordon. General Manager, Morris Commercial Cars Ltd., Adderley Park, Birmingham, 8. Born 26th December, 1887, at Warrington. Educated at King Edward Grammar School, Five Ways, Birmingham. Became connected with Motor Industry first as a Representative in 1926. Appointed to present position in 1947. Hobby : Gardening. Private Address: 49, Wesley Hill, Selly Oak, Birmingham, 29. Telephone: Selly Oak 0674.
GRANDFIELD, Cyril Barnet. Engineering Manager, Jowett Cars Ltd., Idle. Born Chesterfield, 15th December, 1914. Educated at Chesterfield Grammar School. In 1931 became apprentice to engineering and served four years with Austin Motor Co. Ltd. Obtained Higher National Certificate with distinction in Automobile Engineering; also all England Silver Medal of City & Guilds Institute for Automobile Design, 1936. Engaged on research, development and design until joining Rolls Royce at Derby on Aero Engine design. In 1939 joined Army as O.M.E., 4th Class, with rank of Lieut. Served in most theatres of war ; two years in Canada as Technical adviser on A.F.V. to N.D.H.Q., with rank of Major. Promoted Lt.-Col. in 1943. Became Assistant Director (Technical) Armoured Vehicles at 21 Army Group H.Q. Demobilised 1946. Three times " Mentioned in Despatches " and decorated by Dutch Government. "Knight Commander Order of Orange Nassau." Joined Sir Roy Fedden's development organisation on leaving Army, as Works Director engaged in development of 51litre flat 6 sleeve valve aero engines and 1,300 h.p. Gas Turbine. Left Fedden's for present position in which is responsible for design, research, inspection and quality. Interested in Motor Sport, Model Engineering; and is Committee Member of North Eastern Centre, Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Private Address: 18a, North Park Road, Bradford. Telephone: 4376o.
GRANGER, Kenneth John Pitt. Sales Manager, Furrows Ltd., Shrewsbury. Born Stourbridge, 6th January, 1913. Educated at King Edward VIth School, Stourbridge. Joined Staff of Stourbridge Motor firm as Sales representative in 1934, moved to Colchester in same capacity until joining Army in 1939. Went to France in same year, transferred to R.A.F. at end of 1940. Commissioned, 1941; became Flying Instructor until demobilised in 1947. Married 1942. Joined staff of Furrows as Sales Manager, 1947. Hobbies : Gardening and Trials Driving. Private Address: Rossall Grange Cottage, Bicton, nr. Shrewsbury.
GRANT, Charles Robert Archibald, A.M.I.MECH.E. Mechanical and Marine Engineer. Born 29th December, 1903. Educated at R.N.C., Osborne and Dartmouth. Trained also at Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, Devonport. Served as junior engineer officer in Iron Duke, Royal Sovereign and Royal Oak, 1926-28; in Submarine Service, 1929-31; as 3rd engineer officer, Queen Elizabeth, 1931-32; senior engineer, Titania (Submarine Depot Ship) 1933 chief engineer, Porpoise, 1934. Currently with Barnet Instruments, Ltd., Bath Place, Barnet, Herts. Recreations : Motor Sport; engineering research with i.c. engines.
GRANT, Evan Middleton, 0.B.E., M.I.B.E., F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Park Automobile Co. Ltd., Glasgow, S.I. Born Glasgow, loth April, 1901. Educated at Glasgow High School and trained in engineering at Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Became an apprentice in 1915. Founded above firm in 1923. Served in R.E.M.E. from 1939-45 ; demobilised with rank of Lieut-Col. Recreations : Golf, Football and Swimming. Private Address: Erradale, Rowan Road, Glasgow, S.I.
GRANT, James Simpson. Proprietor, Aboyne Filling and Service Station, Aboyne. Born Aberdeen, iith November, 1900. Started as apprentice with R. & J. Shinnie, then went to J. Lewis & Sons, Marine Engineers for experience of Drawing, Machine and Surface table work. Called up at end of 1914-18 war and gained only experience in marine salvage work. In 1920 became Foreman at Aboyne Garage and gradually acquired business. Interests : Music and Local Affairs. Private Address: Beachgrove, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. Telephone: 14o.
GRANT, Thomas, C.A. Secretary, India Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Inchinnan. Born Glasgow, 14th May, 1900. Educated at Whitehall School, Glasgow and Glasgow High School. Commenced business with firm of Chartered Accountants in Glasgow, 1919. Qualified as Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1924. Joined Herbert Morris, Ltd., Loughborough as Accountant in 1925. In 1932 joined present Company as Assistant Accountant becoming Secretary in 1935. Is a Freeman of the City of Glasgow. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: 26, Woodvale Avenue, Whitecraigs, Renfrewshire. Telephone: Giffnock, 2503.
GRASSICK, Alfred Donald, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, Grassick's Garage, Ltd., Blairgowrie. Born Coull, 25th July, 1885. Educated at Craigievar. Became apprentice with Town and County Bank Ltd. in 1901. In 1909 joined Harrison & Crossfield, Ltd., Colombo, Ceylon. Left to join Macrae & Sons, Inverness as Manager and subsequently worked with various other Scottish motor firms. In 1922 started present business which was formed into Limited Company in 1934. Purchased St. Leonard's Garage, Perth, in 1945. His two sons were apprenticed to Humber Ltd., and Rolls-Royce Ltd., both are now Directors of Grassicks. Has fifty-two years driving experience and is member of Company of Veteran Motorists. Member of Council, S.M.T.A. and Member of Committee, Royal Scottish Automobile Club. Recreations : Fishing and Shooting. Private Address: Littlewood, Rosemount, Blairgowrie. Telephone: 25.
GRASSICK, Donald McCombie. Director, Grassicks Garage, Ltd., and Manager of their Perth Branch. Born Forfar, 6th September, 1921. Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, and Aberdeen University. Took degree in Mechanical Engineering. Apprenticed Rolls-Royce, Derby, 1939, and afterwards engaged in Gas Turbine Engine Research there. Took up present Directorship in 1947. Recreation : Hillclimbing. Private Address: 134, Burghmuir Road, Perth. Telephone: 2192.
GRASSICK, Douglas Williamson. Director, Grassicks Garage Ltd., and Manager of their Blairgowrie business. Born 31st August, 1916, at Forfar. Educated at Aberdeen Grammar School. Became apprenticed to Humber Ltd. at Coventry, joined T.A. and was mobilised in August, 1939. Served in Royal Artillery. Demobilised with rank of Captain in 1945. Married : one son, one daughter. Interests : Fishing, Golf and Shooting. Private Address: Linden, Rosemount, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
GRAY, Charles Reginald, M.B.E. Managing Director, Sharps Commercials Ltd., Preston. Born Warwickshire, 1918. Educated at Moseley College and Birmingham University. For four years was employed in family business in Birmingham. Joined T.A. in 1936 and served overseas throughout 1939-45 war. Mentioned in Despatches 1944; awarded M.B.E., 1945. Has ridden in Point-to-Point races, Flat races, etc. overseas after cessation of hostilities and in show-riding and jumping gymkhanas. Became a Director of present firm in 1946 and in 1949 commenced production of the Bond Minicar. Is also a Director of Loxhams Coachworks Ltd., Williams & Gray Ltd. (Metal Smallwares), and G. B. Ward & Co. Ltd. (Exporters and Shippers). Married, 1941, to Anne (nee Bradshaw); two sons. Interested in Motor Racing, Cricket, Golf, and Horses. Private Address: Broomhill, Longridge, nr. Preston, Lancs.
GRAY, Edwin William John. Chief Designer, Handley Page (Reading) Ltd. Born Stratford, nr. Salisbury, 29th March, 1912. Educated at Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury, and studied Mechanical and Automobile Engineering at Bristol University. Graduated 1st Class Honours, 1933, winning Western Centre Mechanical Engineers Prize. Joined Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co., maintenance department for shops experience, 1933. Joined Vickers Aviation Ltd., 1935-37. Boulton-Paul, 1937-38. Airspeed Ltd., 193843. Became Chief Technician and later Assistant Chief Designer at Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Ltd., 1943-48. Chief Structural Engineer, Cierva Autogiro Co., 1948. Appointed to present position in October, 1948. Interests : Golf, Music, Gardening, Motoring and Climbing. Private Address: " Benson," Binfield, Berks. Telephone: Bracknell 539
GRAYDON, Major James Julian Gruff. General Manager, Pass and Joyce, Ltd., London. Born London, ioth January, 1908. Educated Christ's Hospital. Three years attached to Foreign Dept., Sun Insurance Office. In 1937 joined Sales Staff of Henlys, Ltd., leaving to join Queen's Royal Regt. Following year, went to Middle East and Western Desert. After Alamein, seconded to Intelligence and Security, Alexandria and Delta of Egypt. Later sent to take charge in Jerusalem. After periods in Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Transjordan, and Iraq, returned to England in 1946. Rejoined Henlys as Manager, Rolls-Royce Department. Appointed to present firm as General Manager in 1949. Travel afforded opportunity to study Archaeology. Recreations : Music, Writing. Private Address: " Brockstones," Bear's Den, Kingswood, Surrey. Telephone: Mogador 2653.
GREEN, Clive Patrick Middleton. Director, G. Marshall & Sons, Ltd., Chesham and Amersham. Born Cricklewood, 1916. Educated at St. Pauls School. Trained in accountancy, joined present firm as Secretary in 1937. Served in R.A.F., 1940-5. Made Director in 1942 and on return took over business and sales side of firm. Interests : Motor Sport, Vintage Cars, Photography. Private Address: " Corriebey," The Avenue, Amersham, Bucks. Telephone: 382.
GREEN, Frederick A., F.I.B.C.A.M. General Manager, Morris Motors Ltd., Bodies Branch. Born Stoke-by-Nayland, 2nd March, 1892. Educated at Colchester and apprenticed to Coachbuilding Trade in Birmingham. Became manager of Body Department, Standard Motor Co. which appointment he held for eight years. Joined Morris Motors and appointed to present position in 1927. Is Past Chairman of Midland Centre, I.B.C.A.M. Member of Automobile Golfing Society. Private Address: Green Gables, 782, Warwick Road, Solihull, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2325.
GREEN, Geoffrey Ralph. Chief Engineer, Bryce Fuel Injection Ltd., Staines. Born Chalfont St. Peter, 13th December, 1915. Educated at Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. Studied engineering at Chelsea, and Regent Street Polytechnics, and University of London. Served apprenticeship in Instrument Making in Workshops of Imperial College of Science and Technology before becoming Lecturer and Research Assistant in Department of Physics there. Joined Development staff of C.A.V. Ltd., in 1941 and engaged in development of Fuel Injection and allied equipment until 1948. Joined present Company in 1948 as Chief Development Engineer, being promoted Chief Engineer early 1949. Married; one son, one daughter. Interests : Motor Trials and Races; Caravanning. Private Address: 488, London Road, Ashford, Middlesex. Telephone: 3935.
GREEN, George Wilfred Acland. Consulting Mechanical Engineer, specialising in Fuel Injection and Combustion problems in Oil Engines. Rowans, Monks Road, Virginia Water, Surrey. Born Leeds, Ilth February, 1885. Educated at Bedales School; Birmingham University. 'Trained in Mechanical Engineering and worked at different times with—the Premier Gas Engine Co. Ltd.; Ruston and Hornsby; M.L. Magneto Syndicate Ltd.; C.A.V. Ltd.; Bryce Fuel Injection Ltd.(Technical Director). Visited S. America and the Continent. Engaged on building submarines during 1914 war, and during 1939-45 on manufacture of fuel injection equipment for all types of oil engines for service requirements. Interested in Building construction. Recreations : Walking and Swimming. Private Address: As above. Telephone: Wentworth 3140.
GREEN, Leonard Arthur, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and Manager, W. G. James Ltd., 32, 36, 38, Osnaburgh Street, N.W.I. Born London, 17th October, 1900. Educated privately. Served in Army 1918-22 in India, Aden and England. Engaged in Technical translation and as Sales Representative 1922-6. Became Manager of present firm in 1927 and Director in 1948. Was Deputy District Air Raid Warden 1939-43. Married; two sons. Interest : All matters pertaining to engine design. Hobby : Cricket. Private Address: 18, Camrosc Avenue, Edgware. Telephone: 3507.
GREEN, Peter Frederick. Sales Executive, Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born 5th September, 1922, at Coventry. Educated at Coventry Preparatory School and Berkhamsted. Started business career in 1939 as Draughtsman with Morris Motors Ltd., Engines Branch Coventry. Transferred to S.U. Carburettor Company, Birmingham, after two years. Employed on aero and automobile Carburettor production. In 1945 joined Riley Motors, Ltd., as Service Representative and later became Sales Representative. Took up present position, 1949. Married, 1949, Ruth Joy (nee Griggs). Both are keen Trial and Rallies Competitors, driving Riley cars. Clubs : Riley Motor Club; Priory Lawn Tennis Club. Recreations : Golf, Squash. Private Address: 34, Goodby Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Telephone: South 0694.
GREEN, Ronald, F.I.M.I. Chairman, R. E. Green Ltd., Moseley, Birmingham. Born, Ealing, 1887. Educated at Eastbourne College. Became an apprentice with Motor Manufacturing Co., Coventry, and later Manager, Daimler Service, Birmingham, with whom he was connected for eighteen years. Is Honorary Secretary of the Midland Section of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Governing Director of Greens Ltd., Wine and Cigar Merchants, Royal Exchange, London. Private Address: 6o, Chantry Road, Moseley, Birmingham. Telephone: South 0338.
GREEN, Ronald Alastair Francis. Managing Director, R. E. Green, Ltd., Birmingham, 13. Born Birmingham, 14th May, 1919. Educated at Stanley House School, Birmingham; Rydal School, Colwyn Bay (1933-36). Became an apprentice in 1936 serving until the war, with Jos. Lucas Ltd., and the Daimler Motor Co. Ltd. Appointed Managing Director, R. E. Green Ltd., 1939. Hobbies : Photography and Model Yacht Racing. Private Address: The Flat, 93, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 0338.
GREEN, Sergeant Basley. Managing Director, Reys Motors Ltd., N.W.I. Born Norfolk, 6th November, 1890. Educated at Norwich and Cambridge. Became apprentice with A. P. Rey, Hampstead from which present Company was formed. Now holds 99% of shares in this Company which claims to be one of the oldest in the Motor Trade. Is Pioneer Motor Cyclist and has taken part in many Trials, etc. Member of Fellowship of Motor Industry. Has an interest in a West End Driving School; and in Volt Batteries Ltd. Hobby : Model Engineering. Private Address: Dalkeith, Holders Hill Road, London, N.W.4. Telephone: Finchley 0309.
GREENING, Stanley Montague, A.M.I.MECH.E. Former Motor Cycle Record Breaker. Born Crouch End, tith January, 1889. Educated at Bletchley College, Bucks. Served apprenticeship with G.E.C. and Phoenix Motors Ltd. Became interested in motor cycle racing and at one time held twenty-five world's records in one year. Became a partner in Victor Martin & Co., and a Director in West Ham Speedway (1933) Ltd. Joined J. A. Prestwich & Co. Ltd., and became Superintendent of Engine Test and Inspector (before the 1939 war). Interests : Agriculture and Delphinium growing. Recreation : Fishing. Address: c i o J. A. Prestwich & Co. Ltd., Northumberland Park, Tottenham, London, N.17.
GREENSHIELDS, David Mackenzie, D.S.O. Regional Manager, Scotland and N. Ireland, India Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Glasgow, S.1. Telephone: South 2646. Born Clarkson, 1st March, 1891. Educated at Queen's Park School, Glasgow. Served with H.L.I. (Glasgow Highlanders) 1914-18. Mentioned in Despatches, and awarded D.S.O., 1917. In 1928 joined Goodyear Tyre Co. as a Salesman, and in 1930 became Sales Manager, Ireland. Left in 1934 to join present organisation. Is a Freeman of the City of Glasgow. Married; one son, one daughter. Interests : Scottish Lyrics and Literature. Recreation : Golf. Club : Glasgow Highlanders. Private Address: 56, Maxwell Drive, Glasgow, S.1. Telephone: Ibrox 1480.
GREENWOOD, William. Secretary and Service Manager, Roland C. Bellamy Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, 2nd March, 1895. Educated at Wintringham Secondary School, Grimsby. Commenced business career in 1910 with firm of Refrigeration Engineers. Enlisted at outbreak of 1914 war in loth Lincolns. Served in France; wounded; discharged 1917. Worked in National Shell Factory for two years, then entered Motor Industry as costing clerk. Took up present position in 1922. Interests : Horticulture. Married; two sons, one daughter. Private Address: 14, Westfield Avenue, Grimsby. Telephone: 77629.
GREGG, Albert Sydney. Chairman and Founder, Remax Ltd., W.C.I. Born Tottenham, 6th November, 1887. Educated at Bruce Grove Technical School. Is great grandson of Joseph Whitaker, founder of Whitakers Almanack, 1868. Was for eighteen years Chairman and Managing Director of Ripaults Ltd. Director of Rothermel Corporation and other companies. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyredrawers. President of the Mill Hill Bowling Club. Private Address: 23, Uphill Road, Mill Hill, London, N.W.Q. Telephone: Mill Hill 1479.
GREGG, Robert G. Sales Manager, Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., N.W.ro. Born Carrickfergus, 3rd December, 1917. Educated at Bedford College. In 1937 joined Short & Harland Ltd., Belfast, and was appointed their labour Superintendent in 1940 working at the Aldergrove and Newtownards dispersal factories. Became commercial assistant with Park Royal Vehicles Ltd. in 1943; Contracts Manager in 1945; and Sales Manager, 1949. Recreations : Golf, Tennis and Swimming. Private Address: Wakelin House, Manor Road South, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey. Telephone: Emberbrook 3381.
GREGORY, Cyril. Director and General Manager, Carlight Trailers, Ltd., Sleaford. Born Chiswick, 23rd December, 1911. Educated at Epworth College, Rhyl, N. Wales. Studied Physics and Chemistry at Manchester School of Technology. Joined J. M. Steel & Co. Ltd. (distributors for German Dyestuff Trust) and was concerned in introducing synthetic resin adhesives to this country. Served in R.A.F. as pilot, 1940-46. Rejoined J. M. Steel & Co. Ltd. as Manchester Manager in October, 1946. Joined present concern in 1947. Toured Africa by air in own aircraft to investigate market possibilities for caravans. Interests : Golf, Flying, Shooting and Photography. Private Address: Carlight House, Church Lane, Sleaford, Lincs. Telephone: 120.
GREGORY, Frank Hadfield. Chairman and Managing Director, Brecknock Motors, Pembury. Born Atherton, 19th February, 1904. Educated at St. Simon and St. Jude's School, Great Lever, Bolton. Studied engineering at Bolton Technical School. Worked as a farmer's boy before joining the Swan Lane Spinning Company and helping in the erection of the first vertical steam engine used in the Cotton Industry. Joined Motor Industry in 1922 with Bromilow and Edwards of Bolton, and in 1936 joined G. Stevenson, Ltd., Tunbridge Wells. Served during the war, being commissioned in the field, and serving in France, East Africa and Madagascar. On demobilisation joined present firm as Managing Director. Wife is Director and Secretary of Company. Recreations : Shooting, Nature study, Birdwatching. Private Address: Southside, Matfield, Kent. Telephone: Brenchley 199.
GREGSON, William Arthur. General Manager, Chester Engineering Co. Ltd., Boughton, Chester. Born Cera, Brazil, 18th November, 1910. Educated at Wallasey Grammar School, Wallasey, and in 1926 became an apprentice with W. Watson & Co. of Liverpool and later worked in their Sales Department. In 1939 became Production Manager for Martin Hearne, Aircraft Repair and Assembly, at Hooton and Southport. In 1946 joined the Braid Group of which the above Company is a unit. Interest : Golf. Private Address: 7, Dee Park Road, Gayton, Heswall, Cheshire. Telephone: Heswall 1957.
GRELLIER, Stanley. Contracts Manager and Director, Eustace Watkins Ltd., W.I. Born Goole, ist November, 1896. Educated privately. Began as junior with Wolseley Motors Ltd. Served throughout the 1914 war. Mentioned in Despatches. Took up present position in 1927. Became Assistant Director, Fighting Vehicles Department, Ministry of Supply during 1939 war. Interests : Golf and Angling. Private Address: " Woodcote," II, Tootswood Road, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 0200.
GRESSWELL, Harry Jeffs. Managing Director, H. J. Gresswell & Son, Ltd., Grimsby. Born Grimsby, 16th February, 1886. Educated at Wintringham Higher Grade School and Humberstone Foundation (Old Clee Grammar School). In 1902 became articled to an Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent. Became an Insurance Broker and Assessor. Appointed 1918, Local Manager to Licenses & General Insurance Co. Ltd. In 1932 appointed East Lincs Representative, Norwich Union Insurance Society. Served during 1914-18 war under Admiralty at Selby, and, during 1939-45 as Head Warden, Civil Defence. Recreation: Golf. Married; two sons, two daughters. Became a Director of the above business in 1934 (then known as Harry Wardall Ltd.) and became Managing Director, 1947. Private Address: 16, Charles Avenue, Scarthoe, Grimsby. Telephone: 77227.
GRESSWELL, Jack Ernest Jeffs. Director, H. J. Gresswell & Son Ltd., Grimsby. 'Born Grimsby, 8th January, 1908. Educated at Thorne Grammar School and St. James ' Choir School, Grimsby. Studied engineering at Grimsby Technical College and Hull University (External). Took a clerical appointment with Motor Trade firm before joining Hewitt Bros. Ltd. on the hotel side. Became a Hotels Supervisor. Served during 1939 war in Regional Reserve Ambulance Service and subsequently in A.R.P. Joined Harry Wardall Ltd. in 1947 (name afterwards changed to above). Married; one daughter. Private Address: 1, Malmesbury Drive, Grimsby. Telephone: 56294.
GRIDLEY, Sir Arnold Babb, K.B.E., M.I.E.E. Consultant Engineer and Director of Ross, Courtney & Co., and other Companies. Born 16th July, 1878. Educated at Bristol Grammar School; Clifton Laboratories, and University College. Directed various Electric Supply and Manufacturing concerns prior to joining Ministry of Munitions as Controller of Electric Power, 1914-19. Was also Chairman of various War Cabinets Sub-Committees. President of British Association of Chambers of Commerce, 1946-48. Clubs : Carlton, Devonshire. Private Address: Lye Green, Chesham, Bucks. Telephone: 321.
GRIFFIN, Cyril George, M.I.MECH.E. Former executive, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. Educated private schools in London. Commenced business career with Anglo-American Motor Car Co., 1907-12; joined Willys Overland, Ltd., 1912-15; served during war with Army Service Corps (M.T.), 1915-18. Member of British War Mission to U.S.A., 1918-19. Joined General Motors Ltd., in 1920 leaving in 1927 to become Assistant Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 6, Hall Road, London, N.W.8.
GRIFFITH, Cyril Cobham, M.C. Managing Director, Coopers Mechanical Joints Ltd., Slough. Born Furneux Pelham, 2nd January, 1891. Educated at Highgate School. In 1910 entered Motor Industry. Served in first war; awarded Military Cross and Greek Military Cross. Mentioned in Despatches. Chairman of Southern Regional Board for Industry. Liveryman of Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers. Clubs : Devonshire and R.A.C. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: Stoke Lodge, Stoke Poges, Bucks. Telephone: Fulmer 67.
GRIFFITH, Patrick Waldron Cobham. Director and Sales Manager, Coopers Mechanical Joints Ltd., Slough. Born Weybridge, 26th April, 1925. Educated at Bryanston School. Joined Fleet Air Arm straight from school as fighter pilot, in Far Eastern waters. Joined above family business in 1946 and have since made extensive visits on their behalf to America, New Zealand, and Australia. Recreations : Motor Sport, Golf, Tennis. Private Address: Stoke Lodge, Stoke Poges, Bucks. Telephone: Fulmer 67.
GRIFFITHS, Arthur. Director and General Manager, F. Perkins, Ltd., Peterborough. Born Halifax, 17th July, 1902. Educated at Ermysteds Grammar School, Skipton. Studied engineering at Bradford Technical College. Trained as an apprentice with D. Mitchell & Co., Keighley. Worked with Prince Smith & Son for two years before joining Armstrong Whitworth's on Machine Tool Design. Left to join Linotype & Machinery Ltd., Altrincham on production engineering. Became head of Standards Department, Ford Motor Co. Ltd. at Dagenham, with which firm he worked for seventeen years. Took up present position in 1948. Is member of Institute of Works Managers, Member of Institute of Economic Engineering. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Club : National Liberal. Hobbies : Photography and Golf. Private Address: Manor House, Longthorpe, Peterborough. Telephone: 4723.
GRIFFITHS, Harry Percival, F.I.M.I. Founder and Chairman of W. Briggs & Co. Ltd., and its subsidiaries and associated companies. Born Liverpool, 1st June, 1883. Educated at St. Lawrence School, Liverpool. First employed by the Liverpool Rubber Co. Was placed in charge of production and sales when the Company was taken over by Chas. Macintosh & Co. Later joined Continental Tyre Co. and subsequently became General Manager of the India Rubber Manufacturing Co. In 1913 promoted W. Briggs & Co., and by 1922 six branches had been opened. In 1939 more than sixty branches of the organisation were in operation. Is Past President of the Motor Factors' Association; war-time member of the Government Tyre Distributing Advisory Committee; Member of the Tyre Trade Joint Committee, and for a number of years Council Member of the S.M.M. & T., M.A.A., M.F.A., M.T.A., and .*N.T.D.A. Pioneered retreading tyres as long ago as 1913. Private Address: Heald Wood House, Romiley, Cheshire. Telephone: Woodley 2070.
GRIFFITHS, Leonard, M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.E.E. Design Engineer for Automobile Ignition and Lighting Apparatus, The British Thomson-Houston Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 30th January, 1894. Educated at Bablake School, Coventry. Studied engineering at Coventry Technical Institute. Apprenticed to Electrical Engineering and served three years at Coventry Electricity Works. Joined B.T.H. as Meter Tester in 1912 and took charge of testing of Aircraft Magnetos in 1914. In 1920 transferred to the Design Staff. Awarded I.A.E. Daimler Premium in 1919 for paper " Testing H.T. Magnetos " and Utility Prize in 1927— jointly with A. P. Young—for paper on " Magnetos." Is joint author with A. P. Young of book, published by Iliffes entitled "Automobile Electrical Equipment." Is Life Member of Coventry Engineering Society; Founder Member, Life Member and Past Master of Coventry Guild of Citizens. Interest: Social Welfare. Private Address: 78, Biggin Hall Crescent, Coventry. Telephone: 2430.
GRIMTHORPE, Lord Ralph William. Director, Eustace Watkins, Ltd., 12, Berkeley Street, W.I. Born London, 3rd May, 1891. Educated at Eton and Oxford. Served in Cavalry and R.A.F. during 1914 war. Founded Airspeed Ltd. as Chairman in 1931. Became Chairman of North Eastern Airways in 1935 until the wait in which he commanded Yorkshire Hussars in Middle East and in Italy. Is a partner in Beckett & Co., Bankers. Also Director of Aero & Engineering (Merseyside) Ltd. Interests : Aviation, Racing, and Foxhunting. Private Address: Easthorpe Hall, Malton, Yorks. Telephone: Amutherst 251.
GRIMWOOD, Robert C. General Manager, H. C. Underwood, Ltd., Boscombe, Hants. Started apprenticeship with Mr. Underwood in 1922. Served in 1939-45 for a short period.
GRINSTEAD, Arthur, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.M.INST.T. Divisional Road Transport Manager, National Coal Board, South Western Division, Cardiff. Born Edinburgh, 13th November, 1900. Educated at George Heriots School, Edinburgh. Studied engineering at Heriot Watt College. Became an apprentice engineer serving for five years with Carrick & Ritchie Ltd. In 1922 joined Crossley Motors Ltd., as Designer Draughtsman. Became Technical Assistant, Manchester Corporation Transport Department in 1933 employed on the overhaul and maintenance of the bus fleet. During the war commanded Mechanical and Electrical Company of Royal Marine Engineers. Demobilised with hon. rank of major, and became Chief Engineer, Bristol Corporation. In 1948 became Divisional Road Transport Manager with National Coal Board and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all vehicles in the Division—seven Area Workshops—and eight Area Transport Departments. Interests : Motoring and Gardening. Married; one son. Private Address: 118, Heath Park Avenue, Cardiff, S. Wales Telephone: Llanishen 1657.
GROCOCK, Horace. Proprietor, Station Garages, Derby. Born Belper, 22nd April, 1903. Educated at Herbert Strutt School, Belper. Became apprentice with Rolls-Royce Ltd. in 1918. Commenced business on own account as Road Transport Contractor in 1927. In 1930 bought derelict premises in Derby and reconditioned it for present garage business. Sold long-distance transport business in 1931. Extended garage premises in 1932, 1934 and 1938. Served in Ambulance Service, 1939-40 and in Royal Observer Corps, 1940-45. Member of M.A.A. since 1931 and of their East Midlands Executive Council, 1947-51. Hobbies : Bowls, Gardening. Private Address: Grove Terrace, 138, Osmaston Road, Derby. Telephone: 45301.
GROSE, Frank James. Director and Sales Manager, Grose Ltd., Northampton. Born Northampton, 26th August, 1896. Educated at Northampton Town and County Grammar School. Joined present firm in 1912. Became Traffic Manager & Director of Northampton Motor Omnibus Co. Ltd. in 1914. Served during the 1914 war in British Red Cross and in Royal Engineers, S.B. In 1937 became Inspector of Northampton Special Constabulary, St. James Division. President of Northampton Chamber of Commerce, 1949-50. Is also a Director of Grose (Kettering) Ltd. Interests: Shooting, Golf, Rugby, Football, Tennis and CinePhotography. Private Address: " Hillside," Weedon Road, Northampton. Telephone: 2099.
GROUNDS, Frank Perrins. Managing Director, Frank Grounds Ltd., Aston, Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 3oth July, 1913. Educated at King Edward's Grammar School. Joined his father's business before going to Morris Commercial Cars in 1932 as an apprentice. Also gained experience with S.U. Carburettor Co. and Ford Motor Co. before returning to present concern. Spent 12 months in Sales Repair, Bodybuilding and Transport Departments before becoming General Manager in 1937. Became Managing Director when Limited Company was formed in 1943. Interests : Motor Sport; Golf and Fishing. Has won a number of golf motor trade events, including the Lord Austin Cup, Dunlop Cup, Lucas Trophy and Gittins Cup. Married : two sons, one daughter. Private Address: The Anchorage, Moor Hall Park, Sutton Coldfield. Telephone: Four Oaks 213.
GRYLLS, Shadwell Harry. Chief Development Engineer, Rolls-Royce Ltd., Crewe, Motor Car Division. Born St. Neot, Cornwall, July 1909. Educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge. First connected with Motor Industry 193o. Appointed to present position, 1951.
GUDGE, Ernest Reginald. Proprietor, Cross Roads Garage, Farnham, Surrey. Born Rowledge, 31st December, 1899. Educated at Rowledge C. of E. School. Served apprenticeship with Motor Filter Ltd., Turner Heath and Wiltshire Ltd., Farnham. In 1918 joined Grenadier Guards. On release from Army rejoined Heath and Wiltshire Ltd. for two years before commencing in business on own account in 1921. Interest : Local Affairs. Has been member of Farnham U.D.C. for five years. Recreation : Golf. Married; two sons. Private Address: 44, Frensham Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey. Telephone: 561o.
GUERMONT, Miguel Enrique, B.SC.(ENG.), A.M.I.MECH.E. Sales Manager, Fisher & Ludlow Ltd., Birmingham, 24. Born Liverpool, 1898. Educated at Parkfield School, Liverpool. Studied engineering at Liverpool University where he gained B.Sc.(Eng.) in 1922. Joined T. & T. Vicars, Earistown in 1922 leaving them in 1927 to work for S.I.A.M. Di Tella Ltd., Buenos Aires until 1935. In 1935 engaged on Market Research for present concern; became Sales Manager in 1945. Private Address: 74, Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham.
GUEST, Frank. Chairman and Managing Director, Meteor Garage (Moseley) Ltd., and Director, Frank Guest, Ltd. Born West Bromwich, 3rd November, 191o. Educated at West Bromwich Secondary School. Trained as a Printing Engineer and Electrician. Founded Company in own name in 1937; took up present position with Meteor, 1945. Is member of Birmingham City Council. Married, 1939; two sons, one daughter. Interests : Music, Sailing and Photography. Private Address: Ioo, Wake Green Road, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 3632.
GUEST, Lt.-Col..the Hon. Henry. Director, Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born 15th February, 1874. Educated at Eton. Has had a distinguished career in the Army and in Politics. Is second son of the 1st Baron Wimborne. Clubs : Carlton, Turf, Royal Yacht Squadron. Address: St. Leonard's Grange, Beaulieu, Hants. Telephone: Bucklers Hard 34.
GUEST, Raymond Vernon, A:M.I.M.I. Director, Mucklow Garage Ltd., Halesowen. Born Rowley Regis, 17th March, 1924. Educated at Smethwick Grammar School; Birmingham Technical College; and Birmingham Commercial College. Became an indentured apprentice in Engineering and served nearly five years with Austin Motor Co. Served during war with Royal Navy in tank-landing ships, chiefly in Burma, Malaya and East Indies. Joined present firm after demobilisation. Is Committee member of Worcestershire M.A.A. Interests : British Legion, Football and Shooting. Private Address: " Ivor Maris," Olive Hill Road, Blackheath, Birmingham.
GUEST, Richard. Director, Meteor Garage Ltd., Moseley, Birmingham. Born West Bromwich, 28th December, 1902. Educated at West Bromwich Secondary School. Acquired practical experience, spending seven years in repairs department before becoming a salesman for three years. Was for three years manager, then became General Manager, F. Guest of West Bromwich. Hobby : Photography.
GUEST, William Hewin. Managing Director, Mucklow Garage Ltd., Halesowen. Born Quinton, 25th July, 1895. Educated at Quinton. Apprenticed to Engineering with Midland Garage, Birmingham. During 1914 war, volunteered for M.T.A.S.C., posted to France, serving with 13th Siege Battery, 1916. Attached to 2nd Australian Division at Somme, 1917. Served at Ypres prior to joining Army of Occupation in Cologne. In 1920 started own business. Has been on Local Council for sixteen years and Branch Chairman of British Legion for six years. Keen Angler. Private Address: Melton, Cavendish Road, Quinton, Birmingham. Telephone: Woodgate 2827.
GUINNESS, Sir Algernon, Bart. Steward of Royal Automobile Club. Born 11th May, 1883. Served in 1914 war, acting Lieut-Commdr., R.N.V.R. ; FlightLieut., R.A.F.V.R., Air-Sea Rescue, during second war. Mentioned in Despatches. Recreation : Motor Sport. Club : R.A.C. Private Address: Riverdene, Cookham, Berks.
GULLAND, Alan Robertson, A.C.A., A.C.W.A. Chief Accountant, Commer Cars Ltd., and Karrier Motors Ltd., Luton. Born Sutton, 1914. Educated at Brighton College. Commenced business career with firm of Chartered Accountants. Served during war, in Artists' Rifles and with Commission in East Lancashire Regiment. Served in France and Belgium from 1940 and later with 144 R.A.C. and 4th Royal Tank Regiment in France and Germany, 1944-45. Interests: Gardening, Books, Music and Cricket. Married; two sons. Private Address: 17, Roundwood Park, Harpenden, Herts. Telephone: 914.
GUTHRIE, Archibald. Proprietor, A. & J. Guthrie, High Street, Hawick. Born Hawick, 1st September, 1895. Educated at Hawick High School. Spent four years in solicitors office before joining his father's firm of brass furnishers and founders. Later became a jig and tool maker. After World War I joined his brother in business as Motor Engineers. Interests : Tool-making, Designing, etc.
GUTHRIE, Sir Giles, Bt., O.B.E., D.S.C. Director, North Central Wagon and Finance Co. Ltd., Rotherham. Born 2ISt March, 1916. Educated at Eton College; Magdalene College, Cambridge. Won (with the late C. W. A. Scott) the Portsmouth-Johannesburg Air Race, 1936. Served during 1939 war in Naval Air Arm; LieutCommdr. 1943. Clubs : Bath, Royal Aero, City of London, M.C.C. Private Address: Rowley Farm, Lowfield Heath, nr. Crawley, Sussex.
GUY, Sir Henry, C.B.E., F.R.S., D.SC., M.I.MECH.E., M.I.C.E. Secretary of Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Born 15th June, 1887. Educated at University College of South Wales and studied engineering at College of Technology, Manchester. Became engineering pupil at Cardiff before joining British Westinghouse, in 1910. Became Chief Engineer Mechanical Department, Metro-Vickers Co. Ltd., in 1919, remaining with that firm until taking up present position in 1942. Was Chairman of many important Committees during and after the war and was Member of Advisory Council for Research and Development, Ministry of Supply, for many years. Has delivered many lectures to Societies and Institutes and written a number of papers on Technical subjects. Clubs : Athenaeum, Royal Automobile. Private Address: Woodborough, Downs Road, Epsom.
GUY, Sydney Slater, M.I.MECH.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.S.A.E. Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton. Born Wolverhampton, 31st October, 1884. Educated at Birmingham Technical College. Served as pupil with Bellis & Morcom, and with General Electric Co. Ltd. In 1905 appointed Service Manager, Humber Ltd.; in 1908, Works Manager, Sunbeam Motor Car Co., Ltd. Founded Guy Motors Ltd., in 1914; pioneered the production of a variety of different kinds of motor vehicles; in 1919 the first British eight cylinder car with automatic chassis lubrication; in 1925 the first military three-axle four-wheel-driven cross country vehicle; in 1926 the first sixwheeled double-decked bus and electric trolley-bus; in 1939 the four-wheel rear engine driven all-welded armoured car in bulletproof plate. Has been on the Council and Management Committee of the S.M.M. & T. for more than thirty years; Chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Section in 1926 and 1927; Vice-President in 1926. Is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen. Interests : Shooting, Fishing, Sketching, Photography, and Sailing. Private Address: Sauchieleigh, Albrighton, nr. Wolverhampton. Telephone: 288.
GUYATT, Frederick John. Divisional Manager, Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., 207, Oxford Street, W.I. Born London, 15th July, 1906. Educated at Gideon and Bells. Took up present appointment in March, 1939. Recreations: Golf Cricket. Private Address: 33, West Drive, Cheam, Surrey. Telephone: Vigilant 3219.
GUYVER, Frank Henry. Managing Director, Guyvers (Coventry) Ltd. Born Stratford-upon-Avon, 20th December, 1888. Educated at the Commercial School, Stratford-upon-Avon. Commenced business career as pupil with Singer Motor Co. Ltd., and afterwards with Humber's and Triumph's. Joined F. Guyver & Sons Ltd., Stratford-upon-Avon in 1910, is now a Director of this Company and of Stratford Tractors Ltd. Became Managing Director of Guyvers (Coventry) Ltd. in 1937, when business was acquired. During 1939 war was for 51 years Personal Assistant to G. H. Savage, Works Director of the Rover Company. Is interested in local affairs. Recreations: Snooker and Bowls. Private Address: 43, Guild Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Telephone: 2287.